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HCT Group - Travel Companion

Details of the Charity:

HCT Group is a social enterprise in the transport industry, safely providing over 20 million passenger trips on our buses every year. We deliver a range of transport services – from London red buses to social services transport, and we reinvest the profits from our commercial work into further transport services or projects in the communities we serve. We offer a range of services to charities, not for profit organisations, older people and people with disabilities.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

Could you volunteer 3 hours a week to support a socially isolated Hackney resident aged 50plus to gain the confidence to use public transport independently?
You will be paired up with a service user, who you will work with for 3 hours a week for 3 months, accompanying them on public transport, improving their confidence and teaching them all aspects of travelling such as journey planning, public safety etc.

The end aim of the role is for the service user to be able to use public transport independently and confidently which will give them the confidence to travel on their own and reduce the chances of becoming socially isolated.
You will have regular one to one support from the service Coordinator, and have the chance to help shape a new service to make a real impact on people's lives.

Skills Required:

  • Confident in using public transport, good communication
  • DBS check required (provided free of charge by Brunel Volunteers)

Additional Benefits:

  • Full training provided (such as first aid, safeguarding, health and safety), reference, certificate of participation, 
  • Travel expenses provided and lunch/refreshment allowance 
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